The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) estimates as many as 15,000 Russian soldiers have been killed since invading Ukraine on Feb. 24.
NATO believes anywhere between 7,000 and 15,000 of Putin’s soldiers have died in the fighting.
Up to 40,000 Russian troops have been killed, wounded, taken prisoner or are missing in Ukraine, said a senior military official from NATO. The alliance estimates that between 7,000 and 15,000 Russian soldiers have been killed since the invasion began. https://t.co/6BH0TnVfyR
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“The military officer, speaking on condition of anonymity, according to the Associated Press, said the estimate of the number killed is based on a combination of information from the Ukrainian government, indications from Russia, and open-source information. The officer added that an estimate of 30,000 to 40,000 Russian casualties overall is derived from what he called a standard calculation that in war an army suffers three wounded soldiers for every soldier killed,” reports Fox News.
The data comes as President Biden arrives at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
“I expect leaders will agree to strengthen NATO’s posture in all domains, with major increases in the eastern part of the alliance on land, in the air and at sea,” said NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.
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